January Monthly Newsletter
Greetings in the New Year!  We have a lot to look forward to in the months ahead and I am excited about the possibilities that are before us.  

We have started to engage more often with the preschool families and the response from the parents and the children has been really encouraging.  We are going to try having a movie night for the children on a monthly basis.  So far these have worked very well as an avenue to meet the families and provide a little fun time for the young ones.  They even bring their siblings and friends to add to the overall blessings of each movie night.  The next such event will be on Friday, January 11 at 5:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.

Recently four people have joined our church family and my hope is that they will find the time and place to share their talents and spiritual gifts with all of us as we minister together.  Please do your best to make Amanda, Marc, Michael and Stephanie feel welcome and at home whenever you have a chance to be with them.

Our fellowship meal is scheduled for January 6th immediately following worship and I don’t want you to miss out on the good food and the very good company that is provided at these special monthly gatherings.

Once again we’ll be sharing an ecumenical worship service with the other nearby churches during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.  This year it will be at one of the nearby Roman Catholic Churches on Sunday, January 20th.  We’ll announce the exact location soon during worship.

The Lenten Season lay servant ministry courses will be held at the Westbury UMC and also at Grace Church in Lindenhurst during five of the Saturdays in March and April.  Further information will be posted at the church shortly.

The Sunday morning 9:30 a.m. Bible Study for adults will resume shortly.  We’ll meet in the Ross Library.  Walter will be leading us in a study of the Book of Romans.

May each of you and all of you be richly blessed in the New Year 2019!

With joy,
Pastor Steve


 

Mittens & Sock Tree
Thank you to all those who donated mittens, gloves, hats, scarves and other
accessories to the tree in the back of the church.  The items will be donated
to the Freeport Pantry to be given to those less fortunate.

Fellowship Meal
Please join us Sunday, January 6th following service for our monthly
Fellowship Meal.  Sign up in the Narthex if you plan on attending.
Bring a dish or dessert to share.

Movie Night with the Children
On Friday, January 11th  the church will host a movie night with the children
of the preschool so their parents can go shopping or just have a night off. 
Volunteers are needed to supervise. 
Please see Joan Langton or Pastor Steve.

Ladies' Get-together
There will be a ladies' get-together tentatively on January 12th at 2:00 pm
in Fellowship Hall.  Please let Susan know if you will be attending.

Administrative Council Committee Meeting
There will be an Administrative Council Committee Meeting
on Monday, January 14th at 7:00 pm in the Ross Library.  

Men’s Breakfast
All men are welcome to the Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, January 19th
at 8:30 am at the East Bay Diner located on Merrick Road